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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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COMMUNITY
'Conversations on the Quad' explores innovation at Emory
The Emory community gathered April 5 for the inaugural "Conversations on the Quad," an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to share ideas about how Emory can build a culture of innovation in service to the world.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory sophomore named Goldwater Scholar for chemistry research
Emory College student Ashley Diaz has earned a 2018 Goldwater Scholarship, the nation's premier undergraduate award in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering, for her research related to bacterial resistance.

 

CAMPUS
Emory SCDU participates in national Ebola transport exercise
Physicians, nurses and staff in Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU), located in Emory University Hospital, will participate Thursday in an exercise to test the nationwide ability to move patients with highly infectious diseases safely and securely to regional treatment centers.

TEACHING
Course examines African American literature and U.S. pop culture
Valerie Babb, who joined the Emory faculty in January as Andrew Mellon Professor of the Humanities, has spent a career deciphering the outsize role that culture plays in racial identity and interactions.

 

ENGAGEMENT
With new director, Emory's Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry expands scholarship, programs
The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory's nationally regarded haven for humanities scholarship, welcomed renowned art historian Walter Melion as its new director this past fall.

 

RESEARCH
Researchers advise long-term monitoring of infants infected with Zika early after birth
Yerkes researchers found that postnatal Zika virus infection of infant rhesus macaques results in persistent abnormalities in brain structure and function, as well as behavior and emotions.

CREATIVITY
Student artists team with labs to bring research to life
Debuting at this year's Atlanta Science Festival, a student-run program recruited more than 100 artists, most of them untrained college students, who worked with scientists from Emory and Georgia Tech to translate their research into art.
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Take Note
 
Atlanta Studies Symposium to tackle region's future
Atlanta Studies Symposium to tackle region's future

Emory professor Vanessa Siddle Walker voted American Educational Research Association president-elect
Emory professor Vanessa Siddle Walker voted American Educational Research Association president-elect

Winship Cancer Institute awards three new endowed chairs
Winship Cancer Institute awards three new endowed chairs
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Emory Insider: Amenities
 
Emory Insider

 

Fresh, organic produce delivered to campus: Buy a subscription to the Oxford College Organic Farm community-supported agriculture program to get fresh vegetables that you pick up weekly at convenient locations on both the Oxford and Emory campuses. Subscriptions for the full season (28 weeks) and spring season (10 weeks) start Thursday, April 26.
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In The News
 
Top colleges in the South for academic resources

 

Top colleges in the South for academic resources
April 10 |  Emory University |  Wall Street Journal

The rising costs of higher education

 

The rising costs of higher education
April 9 |  Claire E. Sterk |  Bloomberg

How to level the college playing field

 

How to level the college playing field
April 7 |  Emory University |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry and the Beats

 

This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry and the Beats
Emory faculty will read Buddhist poems in their original languages, including Japanese, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Pali and Chinese, then students will read Beat poetry in English responding to the Buddhist tradition.
When: April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
Jazz on the Green

 

Jazz on the Green
Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with outdoor performances by Emory Jazz Ensembles.
When: April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Patterson Green
Admission: Free
Campus memorial service for Billy Frye

 

Campus memorial service for Billy Frye
The Emory community is invited to attend this service to celebrate the life of Emory's first provost.
When: April 14, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Conscious Capitalism Conversation with Whole Foods' John Mackey: "Leadership and Culture Through the Purpose Lens"
When: April 11, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center, Silverbell Pavilion
Admission: $30
 
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Lecture: David Ford on "Jesus in the 21st Century"
When: April 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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WaterHub Tour
When: April 11, 11:00 a.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
 
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Meet Me @ Lullwater OR the Tunnel
When: April 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lullwater Preserve or Emory University Hospital Tunnel entrance
Admission: Free
 
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Distinguished Visitor Series: Nick Freudenberg on "Changing Corporate Practices to Promote Health and Equity: What Role for Public Health?"
When: April 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner: Core EndNote Functions
When: April 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Grady Campus, Grady Branch Library in Glenn Building
Admission: Free
 
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Race, Injury and Violence: A Conversation featuring Ibram X. Kendi and Sadiqa Kendi
When: April 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Williams Lectures in the Liberal Arts: Dominic Erdozain on "The Bible and the Enlightenment"
When: April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
 
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Veritas Forum: Scott Lilienfeld and Joshua Swamidass on "What Does It Mean To Be Human?"
When: April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
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Cinematheque screening: An Evening of Sit-Coms
When: April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: Pak Midiyanto and James Hoesterey on "Puppet Masters: Wayang Kulit and the Ramayana Epic in Indonesia"
When: April 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Dalya's Other Country "
When: April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 112
Admission: Free
 
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Exhibition reception: "Expressions and Encounters: Experiencing the Histories and Theologies of African Christianity in the Collections of Pitts Theology Library"
When: April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pitts Lecture Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: "The Rites of Spring"
When: April 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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Wayang Kulit: Shadow Puppet Drama with the Emory Gamelan Ensemble's live music
When: April 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Studio
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Peter Serkin, piano
When: April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $70; $56 discount categories; $10 Emory students
 
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James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: Elizabeth Perez on "Soul Food and Black Atlantic Religion"
When: April 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Jones Room
Admission: Free
 
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Speaker: Kevin Briggs on "Bridge Between Life and Death"
When: April 16, 7:00 p.m.
Where: WHSCAB, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Faculty New to Canvas
When: April 17, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Farmers Market with Waste Outreach Education Table
When: April 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge Hall
Admission: Free
 
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EndNote for the Beginner (PC)
When: April 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Workshop: Copying Courses In Canvas
When: April 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Social Concerns Network Movie Night: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
When: April 17, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252
Admission: Free
 
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Film screening: "Civilizations"
When: April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
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